February 11th, 2011
08:59 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Mubarak Resigns, Questions Remain

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Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

A new historic era is underway in Egypt. President Hosni Mubarak has resigned and the military leadership is now running the country. When the announcement was made by the vice president, the massive crowd gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square chanted "Egypt is free!"

On day 18 of the uprising, the demands of the anti-Mubarak protesters were finally met. 18 days later and after more than 300 deaths, according to Human Rights Watch, Mubarak's 30-year dictatorship is over.

But Mubarak, 82, has not left Egypt. According to reports, he's at his villa in the resort town of Sharm-el-Sheikh, along the Red Sea.

He's got a place to live, but he may face some money troubles. Just after it was announced Mubarak had stepped down, Swiss officials moved to freeze any of his assets in their banks and those belonging to anyone else tied to him.

Tonight on 360°, our panel of experts weigh in what may come next for Mubarak and the entire country. Egypt is not a democracy with the military in control. We'll show you whose at the helm now and look at whether the military will allow a fair election this fall?

You'll also hear from some of the most vocal Egyptian activists, including Wael Ghonim. The Google executive who's on leave from his job said the "real" heroes of the revolution are the people who took to the streets.

Ghonim also sent a Twitter message saying "Congratulations Egypt the criminal has left the palace."

At the White House, President Obama said, "The people of Egypt have spoken."

"Their voices have been heard, and Egypt will never be the same," he added.

Egypt’s dictator no longer has an iron fist. There's new leadership in place. Yet CNN's Arwa Damon is hearing some protesters may not leave Tahrir Square, saying they have other demands. They want to put Mubarak on trial. Others say they will go home and help put the country back together again.

Join us for the latest developments out of Egypt and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Soha

    Thank you so much,AC,Hala and all CNN Staff.we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your dedication and the outstanding coverage of Egypt revolution.Please turn your eyes now to tomorrow in an arab country,Algeria where the youth and democrats are planning une marche pour le changement.All arab peoples need your sustained support to realize their SPRING.

    February 11, 2011 at 11:22 pm |
  2. Mohamed

    Hello Anderson Cooper. Words cant describe how Im feeling. my name is Mohamed and I am egyptian and Im proud of how my country prevailed in gaining freedom. I have many family there and they are jumping for joy right now. I would like to send out my apologies on how your most recent trip ended. This was an isolated act by the government to stop people like you from reporting the truth. The Egypt of tomorrow can thank people like you who have risked there lives in reporting fair and honest news. I wish one day you can go back to Egypt and enjoy the country it is. I applaud you and wish you well.

    February 11, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
  3. Khaldun

    How about it Middle Eastern People .. You proved all anti Arab media WRONG .. You were Very organized, passionate and freedom loving people .. You created new meanings of Democracy and Freedom ..
    Not once but twice .. Tunisia and Egypt ..

    February 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  4. laura kaduck

    its importante that the world leaders of today undrestand once and for all is eard and seen .thanks to the internet facebook tewater and televisao they can no longer keep nations in darkness the goverment of egypt learnd finaly that no matter how many lies they told ,the world saw for them selfes on line and on cnn the real truth and real facts ,thank you cnn,please forgive my bad speling,

    February 11, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  5. zin

    One sadistic criminal gone , but what of the rest ? Omar Suleiman ? The Police ? The Secret Police ?
    The People of Egypt , neighborhhods , communities have been witness to the beatings , electric shock , rape , terror campaigns , sheer and utter brutallity of these thugs . Are they going to be rounded up and tried for crimes to humanity ? Retaliated upon ? Marshal law against " THE LAW " ?
    Are these criminals going to try to blend back into society ? Can they ? Are they going to band together and continue their EVIL REIGN ?
    I have feared for the people of Egypt ,that they might be fired upon , gassed , bombs dropped reguardless of world outrage since these protests started . And i'm still afraid .
    My heart goes out to Egypt and all of the opressed people of the middle east .
    Dictators around the world , if you have not started packing "yet"?
    GET SARTED !!!
    Thank you PEOPLE OF EGYPT ... The world is for ever a better place . Congradulations . And again , sincerely , Thank you !

    February 11, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  6. Celine Pelayo

    I am greatly impressed by Prof. Fouad Adjani for his eloquence, insight and genuine concern and love for Egypt. He and Anderson make for a most erudite and dynamic team. This is reporting at its very best.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  7. Janet Archibald

    Wow!Congratulations to the media and computers,re:internet,and especilly to Egypt!Lets hope other countries in this condition can do the same thing,peacfully!

    February 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  8. M Salah

    February 11th, 2011 4:42 pm ET

    Dear Anderson, I would like to thank you and credit your sincerer emotion I could tell you believed in this cause, without you and the great team on CNN there will be more blood not only on the Square but all over the country
    God bless you

    February 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  9. Carolyn

    Yay... to the "Peaceful People Power"... after 18 days of the uprising, the demands of the anti-Mubarak protesters are finally met... thanks CNN for all of your great coverage... God Bless!!

    February 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm |
  10. Annie Kate

    The press did a great job in keeping this revolution in the forefront of the news and putting more pressure on Mubarak who hoped it would all blow over. I hope that now Egypt will go forward and not get hung up on prosecuting Mubarak – the economy needs to re-engage; people need to get back to their jobs; tourism needs to have a peaceful country to visit again. Concentrating now on Egypt's future instead of Egypt's recent political past will enhance the accomplishment of the peaceful protesters and leave a tremendous legacy of these 18 days.

    February 11, 2011 at 9:54 pm |
  11. Quickson Ndlovu

    Tunisia, Egypt,......The next one to go is President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe who has ruled the country since April 18, 1980. This man has done shameful thngs ot his own people. He must go, He must go. Zimbabweans look what other Africans are doing for themselves. Stand up and the time is NOW. Te world is watching and you will have all the support.

    February 11, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
  12. Wafa Alturk

    i want to thank Anderson Cooper and his news team for their outstanding and decent coverage and analysis of the most civilized revolution in the modern history. You were not intimidated by the assaults of the Mubarak thugs and you were able to foil their plot to silence the coverage of the international media of their human rights violations of their own people. God bless people of your high caliber.

    February 11, 2011 at 9:20 pm |